15 citat från påvens besök till USA och Kuba (på engelska)


“What can we do to keep our heart from going numb? GO FORTH and PROCLAIM the Joy of the Gospel.”

“In the face of unjust and painful situations, faith brings us the light which scatters the darkness.”

“There are many unjust situations, but we know that God is suffering with us, experiencing them at our side. He does not abandon us.”

“The joy of men and women who love God attracts others to him.”

Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love. That is why our families, our homes, are true domestic churches.”

“For all the obstacles we see before us, gratitude and appreciation should prevail over concerns and complaints.”

“Life is a journey, along different roads, different paths, which leave their mark on us. We know in faith that Jesus seeks us out. He wants to heal our wounds, to soothe our feet which hurt from traveling alone, to wash each of us clean of the dust from our journey.”

“All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful brings us to God. Because God is good, God is beautiful, God is the truth.”

“A Christianity which ‘does’ little in practice, while incessantly ‘explaining’ its teachings, is dangerously unbalanced.”

“But the most beautiful thing that God made, the Bible says, was the family.”

 "...the family is — forgive the term I’ll use — it is a factory of hope, of hope of life and of resurrection. God was the one who opened this path.”

“Division of hearts doesn’t overcome any difficulty. Only love is capable of overcoming difficulties. Love is a festival. Love is joy. Love is to keep moving forward.”

“We cannot understand Christ without his Church, just as we cannot understand the Church without her spouse, Christ Jesus, who gave his life out of love, and who makes us see that it is worth the price.”


“Perfect families do not exist. This must not discourage us. Quite the opposite. Love is something we learn; love is something we live; love grows as it is ‘forged’ by the concrete situations which each particular family experiences. Love is born and constantly develops amid lights and shadows.”

“God is living in our cities.”


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